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Joint funeral being held for two babies who died of suspected measles in Samoa


A Samoan family is today holding a joint funeral for two of their youngest who’ve died of suspected measles.

The boys lay in the family house in Vaitele just before the service. Source: 1 NEWS

One-year-old Lologa Samuelu died in Motootua National Hospital’s Intensive Care last week and two days later his six-month-old cousin Isaako Junior died there too.

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Some with severely sick children are turning to alternative treatment, sparking major concerns, 1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver reports. Source: 1 NEWS

Their distraught parents spent time with the boys who lay in the family house in Vaitele just before the service.

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The boys will be buried together beside the family home.